style brick road: travel. Graz

Monday, 29 April 2013

travel. Graz


Pozdrav svima ! Napokon da napišem taj mini putopis iz Graza (YAY! za mene) jer znam da sam vjerojatno svima dosadan (ovdje i ovdje), ali jednostavno sam se zaljubio u grad premda sam ga već puno puta posjetio.

Započet ću sa starim dijelom grada, starom tvrđavom zvanom Schlossberg koju sam posjetio po prvi put. Do gore možete doći na 3 načina - pješke, liftom i uspinjačom. Ovaj sam se put odlučio popeti liftom (koji je jako cool i dosta jeftin - samo 1 euro za vožnju), a spustiti se pješice. Super je što se možete opustiti na Schlossbergu (njemački za planinski dvorac), pošto se gore nalaze brojni tihi parkovi i osamljena mjesta, ali također nekoliko kafića i 2,3 restorana. Tamo je također i prekrasno otvoreno kazalište koje je preuređeno iz starog zatvora.

Zatim moram pričati o hrani. O DA, o hrani. Svaki put kad sam u Grazu jedem na različitom mjestu, a ovaj put je to bio restoran zvan Eckstein. (LINK) situiran u samom centru Graza (adresa: Mehlplatz 3). Hrana je mješavina različitih svjetskih kuhinja tako da bih ga ja nazvao fusion restoranom, ali nisam neki profesionalac po tom pitanju tako da me nemojte držati za riječ. Ja sam jeo rikolu s listovima parmezana kao predjelo, ali i prilog uz glavno jelo koje je bila piletina s koricom parmezana (note: freak za sirom) s nekom vrstom pržene štruce od kruha te mixom različitog povrća na žaru na brunoise način. Oba jela bila su stvarno odlična - meso je bilo meko kao putar, a porcije su bile stvarno velike. Inače sam veliki fan slatkog i deserta, a ovaj put nisam mogao niti probati tako da vam to sve govori o veličini porcija. Iskreno, Eckstein. ulazi u moj top 10 restorana, možda čak i u top 5.

Treće mjesto koje me zadivilo (iako ne po prvi put) bio je Kastner & Ohler, velika robna kuća odmah pored Hauptplatza (glavnog trga). Uvijek ga posjećujem, makar zbog divne atmosfere i ponekog parfema kojeg kupim, ali ovog sam puta tamo 'otkrio' prekrasan izdvojeni neon interijer na prizemlju robne kuće nazvan Infected koji drži odličnu odjeću i asesoar za mlade. Tamo sam kupio nekoliko komada iz svojeg haula, a mogao sam kupiti još više jer je ponuda odlična. Brendovi koji su dostupni prilagođeni su publici - Diesel, adidas Originals, Bjorn Borg, Review itd.

Za kraj moram reći kako su Graz i njegova duša potpuno okupirali moje srce jer su stvarno divni. Nadam se da ću što prije vratiti se tamo i istražiti ostatak kulture Graza. Držim fige da to bude što prije !!
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Hi everyone! I'm finally writing a post about my trip to Graz (YAY! for me), and I know I'm probably boring with it (here & here), but I absolutely fell in love with the city, even though I visited it for dozens of time. 

I want to start with the old part of the city, the old fort called Schlossberg that I visited for the first time. You can come 'upstairs' in 3 ways - by foot, with a lift, and with a funicular. This time I went up with the lift (which is quite cool, and really cheap - only 1 euro), and then I came down on foot. You can really relax on the Schlossberg (german for castle mountain), as there are lots of quiet small parks, and lonely places, but also few cafes, and 2, 3 restaurants. There's also a beautiful theatre which was refurbished from an old prison.

Then I need to talk about the food. OH, the food. I always eat at a different place, and this time it was a place called Eckstein. (LINK) placed in the centre of Graz (Mehlplatz 3). The food is a mix of different world cuisines so I'd call it a fusion restaurant, but I'm not a food critic so don't take my word for it. I ate a nice rocket salad with parmesan as both a starter, and a sider, and afterwards I ate chicken with parmesan (note: cheese freak) crust, with some kind of a fried bread loaf, and a vegetables mix. It was absolutely amazing - the meat was as soft as butter, and the portion was also quite big. I'm a big sugar/sweet/dessert fan but I couldn't eat dessert after these two meals, so you know the portions were big. Honestly, it's in my top 10 restaurants for sure, maybe even in my top 5.

The third place that amazed me (not for the first time though) was Kastner & Ohler, the big department store just by Hauptplatz (the main square). I always go there, sometimes just to take in the nice atmosphere, and to buy a perfume, but this time I found out this new (or just new to me) part of the store called Infected. It's a seperated all-neon interior on the ground floor of the store, which holds clothes & accessories for a younger audience. I bought few of my pieces from my haul there, and I could have bought more because the clothing there is amazing. You can get different brands like Diesel, Review, Bjorn Borg, adidas Originals, and many more.

Finally, I must say I'm absolutely in love with the whole atmosphere of the city, and I hope to come back soon to explore more of the cultural side (like museums, and other sights). Fingers crossed that day comes asap !!














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D.

3 comments:

  1. super su fotografije, baš volim takve posjete :)

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  2. aaa, divan si. grad je takodje super, mada je meni Bec najdivniji :).
    e, htjela sam te pitati na kojoj stranici gledas The Carrie diaries, i koliko je uopce dosad snimljeno? Ja sam na 1channel.ch pogledala prvu sezonu, 13 epizoda i sad sam te htjela pitati je li to sve? Ako znas da ima jos posalji mi link gdje gledas, please, zaljubila sam se definitivno u tu seriju :D...

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  3. Volim te Dino :D

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